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The Portland Water Bureau is planning for changes to how Bull Run water is treated. Share what’s important to you by taking this 5-minute survey:
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Your comments are being requested by the Water Bureau to help guide initial decisions about Bull Run filtration.
What matters most to you about your drinking water? Take this 5-minute survey:
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The Portland Water Bureau is working on new treatment processes for the Bull Run drinking water source to meet state and federal regulations for water quality. Future projects include:
The Water Bureau wants to hear from you to help guide initial decisions that will be made on some of the key aspects of the future filtration plant
Take this 5-minute survey to tell the Water Bureau what matters to you most about the quality of your drinking water and the filtration plant.
While water from the Bull Run Watershed is considered some of the cleanest in the nation, it still requires treatment to meet federal standards and to provide additional public health protection.
Last August, Portland City Council held a hearing to discuss options for compliance with a federal rule requiring water treatment for the parasite Cryptosporidium. City Council voted unanimously to direct the Water Bureau to begin planning for a water filtration facility.
Since then, the Water Bureau assembled a team that has started work on the planning for the 10-year filtration project.
Read more about Bull Run water treatment, including project schedules and other information, at